2021 Welcome to Our New Assistant Principal
22 Apr 2021
Mr Jaie Skinner started at the school at the beginning of Term 2 2021 as Assistant Principal and will join Ms Debbie Grigson who is the school’s other Assistant Principal. Mr Skinner was officially welcomed at a school assembly on the first day of term and was given the traditional Mercy blessing and welcome.
Mr Skinner addressed the school community and thanked everyone for their warm welcome. He had two main messages, one for students and one for staff.
For students he told them that based upon his different roles at different schools he has found there to be one constant and that is that students are more than they know. “Every part of your character can be extended upon, grown and pushed...you are more than you currently are...which is the exciting thing about being young. My challenge to you all is to think carefully about who you could be and aim to be that person”.
For staff he thanked Ms Rossetti for her tremendous work and acknowledged that the school’s many successes have only come about through diligent and determined application to the task at hand. He applauded the staff for these efforts.
Mr Skinner was previously the Assistant Principal at Gilroy Catholic College, Castle Hill and prior to that appointment worked at St Columba’s College, Springwood, in a range of leadership positions.
Mr Jaie Skinner with from left: Akansha, School Captain; Miss Sharon Brincat, Director of Studies (Acting); Ms Debbie Grigson, Assistant Principal; Mr Jaie Skinner, Assistant Principal; Ms Mary Refalo, Principal; Ms Genevieve Banks, Religious Education Coordinator and Aimee, School Captain.
25 Jan 2023
More than 600 leaders from Catholic schools across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains gathered in Parramatta today to prepare for the school year. At the beginning of 2023, these schools became part of Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese (CSPD).
20 Dec 2022
Catherine McAuley Westmead wishes all our students, families and staff a very Merry Christmas and enjoyable break. 🎅🎄🎅 Staff return on Friday, 27th January 2023 Years 7 and 11 return on Tuesday, 31st January 2023 Years 8, 9, 10 and 12 return on Wednesday, 1st February 2023
20 Dec 2022
Olivia Payne might still be at school but this clever Year 10 student and young entrepreneur has been recognised for her ingenious business idea ‘Rolls Upon Rolls’, reaching the semi-finals at the recent National Future Anything competition.
18 Dec 2022
AROUND THE CLASSROOMS ➡ Years 7 and 8 students in Technology Mandatory and Year 9 students in Industrial Technology Engineering with Mrs Mani were using the Fusion 360 programme this year to create key tags. The students were able to use the 3D printers to print off their key tags. Great work! 😀
18 Dec 2022
AROUND THE CLASSROOMS ➡ Year 9 Japanese students of Mrs Reynolds participated in a fun in-class activity during the last week of school. The students looked at Japanese eating etiquette and learnt how to use chopsticks correctly. 🥢🥢🥢
17 Dec 2022
Catherine McAuley has had seven students placed in the Top 10 of the State for their subject; had 77% of courses studied above the State average; and has had one student awarded a NSW Premier’s Award for All-Round Excellence.
16 Dec 2022
JRS were very happy to receive the donated items from McAuley families which were dropped off by Mrs Nicolson yesterday afternoon. Thank you again to all families for their kind donations! ❤️
16 Dec 2022
Lovely to have many of the Year 12 students from the Class of 2022 return this morning for a morning tea with staff to celebrate their HSC results. Congratulations to all students! 🥰🥰
15 Dec 2022
AROUND THE CLASSROOMS ➡ Year 7 Technology Mandatory students of Mrs Hartman created tote bags this term. The students created bags based on the theme ‘Living Things’. Good work Year 7!